Don’t take our word for it! Here’s what our customers are saying about us…These are all real, unsolicited comments from our customers!

August 25, 2014

I ordered two maples — ‘Murasaki Kiyohime’ and ‘Oku Kuji Nishiki’ — and just received them a few days ago.

Very happy with their appearance. The Murasaki is so cute (those tiny little leaves!). And the Oku has wonderful foliage as well. Now I’m just waiting for the heat wave in Oklahoma to pass so that I can put these babies into the ground.

First time ordering any plants online, so I was a bit worried. Fortunately, the trees arrived quickly and in great shape. Thanks!

Daniel from Edmond,, Oklahoma

May 11, 2014

WOW! The Maple that arrived is even better than expected! Large, full, beautifully shaped and healthy, what more could you ask for. I’m looking forward to purchasing more Maples from Mendocino Maples, my new “go to” for my Maple needs.

Michael from Castro Valley, California

May 1, 2014

Dealing with Mendocino Maples has been terrific. Along with them being the only source I could find in the USA selling ‘Prince Camille de Rohan’ Acer pseudoplatanus, all my questions were quickly answered via email. The time and effort that was given to sell me 1 very special tree went above and beyond my expectations. The tree arrived before leafing out, and was very well protected in shipping. It is now leafed out and gorgeous. I definitely hope to make another purchase!

James from Alto, Michigan

April 28, 2014

I’ve had great luck buying plants from this site – great packaging and everything has been as advertised.

I will warn people, there are sellers on ebay using photos from Mendocino Maples (with their copyright on the photo). Beware, there may be the perception this is a reseller. Mountain Japanese Maples is one such store to avoid.

Nethawks from Charlottesville, Virginia

April 5, 2014

I just potted two beautiful little maples! They arrived on Friday, as I requested, and looked healthy and gorgeous when I unboxed them, despite the coast-to-coast trip. I left them out in a cool drizzle overnight, and they hardly seem stressed at all. Good job, folks!

Customer service is excellent as well, I got an email and a phone message telling me when my trees would be shipped. I’m a very happy customer! Thanks!

Jennifer from Brooklyn, New York

November 14, 2013

Mendocino Maples has an excellent website with great pictures and descriptions; easily the best I have seen. This makes all the difference when selecting maples.

They responded very quickly to my questions and were very accomodating. I live in Canada and the process for getting maples approved for import is a headache but Mendocino Maples took care of everything.

My maples arrived in fantastic condition, were very healthy and were well packaged. They selected maples for me that were well suited for bonsai and I will appreciate that for years as the maples are trained.

I would definitely do business with Mendocino Maples again and I would recommend them without hesitation.

Michael from Edmonton, Alberta

August 29, 2013

My husband and I went to several local nurseries looking for a miniature maple tree to plant for our 5 year wedding anniversary. They either didn’t have a good selection of miniature maples or they just didn’t seem to be in great shape, not to mention very expensive. I was hesitant to order online for one, but I couldn’t resist the low prices and the great selection. I was shocked to get the most gorgeous tree in most perfect condition! It shipped on a Monday and I received it the very next day. We LOVE our tree! We planted it on the day of our wedding anniversary as it signifies ever lasting passion. I plan to buy more trees in the future from Mendocino Maples! Total 5 star service!

Diana from Campbell, California

May 10, 2013

I have been searching for a good quality nursery to purchase Japanese Maples and after quite some time I have found THE place. Your selection of maples surpasses anything that I have found to date. My first order with Mendocino arrived quickly and the trees were in fantastic condition, and beautiful. Your website is easy to navigate through and very informative. Thank you for the quality products and services that you and your team provide.

Dave from Virginia Beach, Virginia

May 5, 2013

I purchased three dwarf Japanese Maples from you, Del’s Dward, Cynthia’s Crown Jewel and Yuri Hime, and I love them. However, they got off to a rough start. Just like Rob told me, they were mailed out on 4/15/13 and were at our local po box on 4/17/13…..BUT the postmaster forgot to tell us. I called Rob, he said they were scanned in at our post office on 4/17. I went down there and there they were, forgotten under a counter.

They all were pretty sad, mostly bown leaves and dry. Rob told me what to do and now on 5/5 (Happy Cinco de Mayo) all three are thriving, new healthy leaves are showing. Thank you, Rob, for your patience with me.

I will definately recommend you to anyone interested.

Laura Oreskovich
Kernville, CA

Laura from Kernville, California

February 17, 2013

I love Mendicino Maples Nursery and Robert.The trees are beautiful and larger than listed,the packaging and shipping are great,and they bend over backwards to please their customers . Every purchase I have made with them(and I’ve made a bunch) has been a very pleasant experience ! I’ll be back ! Chuck Bowman/Mountain Japanese Maples.

Chuck Bowman from Sevierville, Tennessee

November 7, 2012

I couldn’t be happier with the purchase I made from Mendocino Maples. The tree arrived in 3 days and I was extremely satisfied with the quality of the tree. Mendocino Maples is the first web based nursery that has exceeded my expectations. Great Job! I will purchase again.

Anthony from Louisville, Tennessee

August 22, 2012

The service was great and the tree we got was so nice and healthy. They worked with me on shipping date to fit my timeframe and were very fast to reply to all of my e-mails. I really thought the tree was better than I found anywhere else.

If you need a tree, then you should get it here.

Jo Ann from La Crescenta, California

May 23, 2012

The maple selection from Mendocino Maples is amazing. They ship the trees in an extremely well designed and simple box which helps these wonderful plants arrive in perfect condition. They shipped clear across the country to me in 3 days, and all 9 of them are thriving and perfectly healthy one week later. Communications were fast when I had questions, and Robert was more than gracious in helping me find just the right trees for my need. I will be placing all of my maple orders with Mendocino, I can’t imagine a better experience.


Jonas from Syracuse, New York

May 14, 2012

Mendocino Maples/Robert-
Just wanted to let you know that all the maples arrived way over here on the East Coast in tip top shape! I am delighted with your choice of maples for my mothers day gift and cant thank you enough for your attention to the details. Thank you so much for your beautiful maples (the likes of which cant even be found around here!) and your stellar customer service. It has been a pleasure purchasing from you.
Thanks again!

julie from west barnstable, Massachusetts

April 20, 2012

Excellent website with great plant pictures. Delivery prompt with packing without “peanuts” yet secure but easy to remove plants. the plants themselves were in superb condition.

Gerald from New York, New York

March 8, 2012

I have purchased several maples from Mendocino Maples and have received trees that were of high quality and in perfect condition. I do not have any reservations in recommending them .Good people to deal with.

Carlton from Goose Creek, Carolina

June 26, 2011

have ordered 4 maples so far this spring. and plan on buying many more. they all have arrived in great condition in 3days to washington DC. could not be anymore happy then i am with the trees. thanks robert for all your help and time talking to me on the phone about what trees would suit my needs the best. Danny

Danny from northern, Virginia

June 20, 2011

have purchased about seven (7) trees from Mendocino Maples over the last three (3) years. Candidly, I was concerned about purchasing live trees via the web and then having them shipped from West Coast to the East Coast. However, their shipping schedule indicated that the live trees would not be lingering in a postal office for prolonged periods of time with no attention.

My first purchases were a couple of dwarfs and when they arrived I potted them up immediately. They thrived from the outset. Last year I purchased a couple of Coral Bark trees and a couple more dwarfs (Shaina) of a different variety and they have done very well. I potted the Coral Bark trees to get them established and placed them on the deck of my hot tub. I planted, with some trepidation, my Shaina’s as I was very concerned about our clay soils. I amended heavily in preparation for their arrival but was still very nervous. They have done exceptionally well in partial sun in the North Carolina heat.

This Spring I purchased a couple of Murasaki kiyohime. They arrived as scheduled. When I pulled them out of their packing cartons I planted them into an amended area and one took off but the other looked a bit more stressed that any of my other Mendocino Maples had upon arrival. I contacted the vendor and they helped me with the care to get this little guy to respond. I dug him up and potted him to better control the soil and his environmental conditions like sun light and water. Nothing worked. I informed the vendor, as they request in their shipping literature, that my little tree was struggling. When I finally gave up hope I notified Mendocino and Robert asked for a couple of pictures. I sent the pictures and he sent me a new tree in the next shipping cycle.

I have since potted up both of my Murasaki kiyohime and they sit on my hot tub deck with my Coral Bark trees from last year’s stock. I have had exceptional success with Mendocino’s trees and have recommended their products to colleagues and neighbors. They ship a quality product and if one follows their planting instructions they most certainly stand behind their product.

Jerry from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

June 8, 2011

I recently ordered a maple from Mendocino maples
and i am very pleased. I was reticent about a tree travelling from CA to GA, but the tree arrived in perfect condition.

I will buy from this Nursery again.

Bob from Flowery Branch, Georgia

April 19, 2011

By coincidence, I turned to the internet to shop for Japanese Maple trees. Most of my trees are dwarf and easy for me to care for.

I was overwhelmed with the choices that Mendocino Maples does offer. So, a phone call helped to clear my confusion. I told him where the tree would be located and that it would get afternoon sun.

My gorgeous tree arrived a day sooner than expected and in perfect condition. Not one broken leaf or bent twig. The tree itself is overwhelmingly beautiful.

As you can tell, I am very happy with the selection. What a wonderful company to do business with.

Thank you again.

Darlene from Fremont, California

October 2, 2010

I have visited this nursery and have ordered several maples by mail. All trees arrived in excellent condition, very carefully packaged. I was quite impressed. The nursery supplies a wonderful variety of beautiful maples and visiting the nursery was quite inspirational. I will order from this nursery again. Thank you so much!!

marie from redding, California

June 13, 2010

Purchased a “Butterfly” Japanese Maple and was so pleased. It is doing so good in my yard. I will be ordering again from Mendocinomaples, because of the price and it was in excellent condition when it arrived. Thank You…Cleo

Cleopatra McCaleb from Columbia, Tennessee

March 16, 2010

Great trees! I was impressed by your selection on the web and after receiving my trees (within a week of ordering) I am impressed with the quality and size of your trees. And now my neighbors are impressed with my beautiful landscaping! It is well worth the total price of the trees and shipping back East.

Larry from Cedar Grove, New Jersey

March 13, 2010

I received 3 Japanese maples from you this week and they all arrived in great shape. I was very impressed with the quality of the specimens and your willingness to answer my questions concerning the container culture of these trees.

Tom from Wellington, Colorado

January 19, 2010

I have purchased several maples from Mendocino Maples. They were helpful in making a smart choice for my location. My Tsuma gaki was very slow after its arrival in June. Robert advised me to be patient and he was right! During August it filled out with leaves of green with bright red tips. The colors remained until early December and ended its season with bright orange/red. I can’t wait for spring!!
Thanks Mendocino Maples!

Tom from Laguna Niguel, California

November 22, 2009

I have ordered several trees from Mendocino Maples on numerous occasions and I always receive nice sized healthy trees. Mendocino Maple trees have grown much better than other trees I have bought from other nurseries. I would recommend Mendocino Maples not only for great value but for great healthy trees.

John from Evanston, Illinois

July 16, 2009

I always get the healthiest, best-looking trees from Mendocino Maples. Not once have I been disappointed – something I can’t always say. Robert is very friendly and willing to answer any question. Plus they have some of the best cultivars out there.

Christian from Omaha, Nebraska

July 2, 2009

A wonderful experience. Very helpful staff, that’s really helps to get you the tree that you are looking for. They not only helped me with great recommendation’s of particular types that would thrive in my area, but also looked through their stock for me to pick one out really nice with the character & structure that I was looking for. Shipping was very fast, and packaged was perfect. I would recommend them to anyone. Grafting at it’s finest.

Don from Upland, California

June 19, 2009

Always receive very healthy and well-packed trees from Mendocino Maples. I mistakenly left a tree at the post office for over two weeks last fall, but it still looked great and is thriving now!

Jonathan from Marion, Mississippi